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Vail Mountain Voted a Top 15 Resort by SKI Magazine Readers

Partner Press Release from Antlers at Vail

Vail, Colorado – November 6, 2023 – Vail has plenty to crow about with over two feet of snow falling on the Colorado ski resort in 48 hours recently toward its planned earliest-ever opening date of November 10, 2023. Meanwhile, “Vail Resorts’ flagship mountain is getting the recognition it deserves,” writes SKI magazine in announcing its top 30 ski resorts in the West for 2024 based on reader survey results. Indeed, Vail comes in at #14 – a 6-place rise in the rankings – praised for its “great balance of incredible skiing and top-notch off-slope amenities.” And the few weaknesses noted by readers – with comments on guest service, parking, local flair and affordability – can move to the plus column with a stay at Antlers at Vail hotel with its decades of cred as a local, “real Vail” lodging and community member, known for its abundance of no-charge amenities and treat-you-like-family service.

SKI readers love Vail’s spectacular terrain variety – including the famous back bowls – great ski lifts, and recently upgraded snowmaking that continues to extend Vail’s season but admit that area parking can be a challenge. Antlers guests enjoy convenient, covered and heated guest parking just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola – and parking is free for return guests who book directly through the hotel – one of many Antlers perks that keep loyal guests returning year after year. Antlers green-hotel amenities include three on-site electrical car charging stations – or leave the car at home: Everything from the gondola to fine and casual dining to shopping and more is an easy walk from the hotel in Vail’s pedestrian-oriented Lionshead Village.

As for local flair at the Antlers, since this Vail staple has been serving guests for over 50 years at its enviable location on Gore Creek with views of the slopes, the local vibe is alive and well. And as far as guest service is concerned, the Antlers at Vail motto for addressing requests has long been, “The answer is yes, now what is the question?” Fido needs a dog bed, done. Your family would like a crockpot to make chili, done. Your kids want to go sledding and need sleds or need pool toys for a swim, done.

Meanwhile, affordability in Vail, like most high-end ski towns, can be a challenge, but Antlers has always been dedicated to expanding value in a variety of ways for guests, with a special nod to visiting families that regularly earns raves from family travel media like this firsthand review from Famadillo. First, Antlers at Vail never charges resort fees. Second, the all-condominium hotel makes the most of a stay, offering space to stretch out, cook meals and dine in comfort. All Antlers guest suites include a comfy living room with gas fireplace, full kitchen and separate dining space, a private balcony with propane grill, and access to the year-round heated pool, hot tubs and fitness center.

Watch for seasonal extras like free yoga classes and wine-and-cheese guest gatherings, as well as specials and packages on the Antlers website and newsletter. And the hotel is renowned for its unusually large – and ever evolving – list of no-charge amenities, like complimentary trips to the grocery store in a new GMC Yukon Denali, loaner snowshoes and town bikes, and a pound of delicious locally roasted coffee waiting for the morning’s fresh grind and brew in every condominium. Antlers also partners with Epic Mountain Rentals for complimentary ski valet to the Eagle Bahn Gondola and on-site ski rental services for guests.

So, as SKI magazine writes, “Incredible terrain variety, a good amount of challenging terrain if you know where to look, and a sophisticated village with a range of dining, lodging, après, and shopping options” go toward making Vail an ideal ski vacation – with Antlers at Vail’s famously service- and amenity-forward lodging filling in any gaps. Or as USA Today recently put it, the Antlers at Vail offers “an incomparable stay in spacious condo-style accommodation.”

About Antlers at Vail
Celebrating its Golden 50th Anniversary in 2022/23, the Antlers at Vail condominium hotel offers a relaxed Vail lodging experience in a fabulous mountain setting. In addition to being awarded Vail’s Platinum lodging rating, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Colorado Actively Green certification, Antlers has received a wide range of media coverage, including being named a SKI magazine 2021 top Vail lodging for families, a 2021 top November destination by Travel +Leisure and a best place on the planet to “Live (for a While) as a Digital Nomad” by Outside, as well as family travel blogger kudos as both a “Best Ski Hotel for Families” and a best “Summer Camp for Families.” With condominiums ranging from studio suites to four-bedroom penthouses, every Antlers unit enjoys a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping and covered parking. For more information visit


Media Contacts: Anne McGregor Parsons, Word PR + Marketing, [email protected], 303.548.4611; Liana Moore, Antlers at Vail Marketing Director, [email protected], 970-790-5219